Well, my battle with the evil Poste continues, and unfortunately with no end in sight. A week and a half ago (after one of the banker strikes ended) Lionel went to the post office to bring them the pay stub they needed in order to FINALLY open my account. When I had spoken to my banker on the phone, he assured me that once they had that precious pay stub, my account would be open in 2-3 days.
Well, guess what! It's still not open (big shocker there)! Since I had no time around lessons to call today, my husband spent his morning before work, as well as some of his time at work, trying to call these morons and get some information. At the centre financier they were only able to tell him that the account was still not open (of course they didn't know why) and apparently the people Lionel spoke to were so stupid they didn't really understand anything when he asked them about my check from my old job and the transfer from my new job.
He then tried to call our banker, who of course didn't answer (let me guess...he's on strike???). So, Lionel is going to go there tomorrow morning (since I don't have any time to do any of this before Monday) and have a "nice chat" with the idiot to find out what is going on.
At the moment, as far as we can tell, despite the stupidity of the people at the financial center, they still have my check somewhere but my September pay is still missing in action. My boss still has received it back in her account - it was debited at the beginning of the month - and no one seems to know where it is.
Hopefully we will have some more info (and some good news) tomorrow when Lionel goes in and raises hell. I have a lot of money in jeopardy, and it is really starting to stress me out and affect my sleeping! If we don't know anything by Monday, these morons are seriously going to regret their absolute stupidity when a VERY angry American comes in screaming!
I mean really...individual bank accounts are the most basic service they offer, and if they can't even do that, then what are they doing? How do you trust a bank that hasn't even mastered the most simple aspect of its industry???
And once again...I highly recommend that you never bank with La Banque Postale...I certainly don't think I am going to after all this!